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Date: September 26, 2011

Bulletin Number: 1089

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Subject

New Vacation Lump Sum Payment Earnings Code for Employees in Bargaining
Unit 01

Purpose

To inform agencies of a new Time Entry Earnings Code to process lump sum payments for vacation accruals to employees in Bargaining Unit 01.

Affected Employees

Department of Corrections and Community Supervision employees represented by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (BU01).

Effective
Date(s)

Immediately.

Background

Pursuant to the Amendment to the Summary of Award contained in the Amendment to the Final and Binding Award of Tripartite Panel #1A 2008-008 between the State of New York and the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association Inc., the guaranteed yearly minimum for pre-shift briefing was increased from $1,248 to $2,080 (biweekly guaranteed minimum was increased from $48 to $80) effective 3/25/10.

Time Entry Earnings Code LSA, which is currently being used to pay a vacation lump sum payment to employees in Bargaining Unit 01, does not use the new pre-shift briefing minimum in the calculation.

New Time Entry Earnings Code

OSC has created earnings code LSR (LSP Vacation BU01) to replace earnings code LSA (Lump Sum Payment–Vacation) for employees in Bargaining Unit 01.  The new code uses the pre-shift briefing guaranteed biweekly minimum of $80 to calculate the lump sum payment for vacation accruals.

Agency Actions

Beginning in Pay Period 13L, agencies may begin submitting vacation lump sum payment transactions for employees in Bargaining Unit 01 on the Time Entry page using the following information:

Earnings Begin Date:

XX/XX/20XX

Earnings End Date:       

XX/XX/20XX

Earn Code:                    

LSR

Hours:                            

# of Hours

Agencies should review all LSA (Lump Sum Payment-Vacation) payments made to employees in Bargaining Unit 01 since 3/25/10 to determine if an adjustment is necessary.

Questions

Questions regarding the processing of this payment may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.